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As the circuitry of NAND flash-based, solid-state drives shrinks, performance drops precipitously -- meaning the technology could be doomed, according to new research.Speaking to about 500 attendees at the 10th Usenix Conference on

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

How to copy files, remove viruses from your flash drive

The other day, my wife asked me how to copy a PowerPoint presentation to a flash drive so she could take it with her to school. I was a little shocked. My very

Published on: October 28th, 2010 Rick Broida

How to do a super-clean malware scan

No matter how good your security software, and how well you keep it up to date, there's always that nagging doubt: "What if some malicious program is interfering with my antivirus, protecting itself

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Lincoln Spector

Top 10 free downloads to get the most from your laptop

Have a laptop or netbook and want to get more out of it? You're not alone. We've experienced the frustration of trying to keep data or bookmarks on a portable synchronized with those

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Preston Gralla

HP researchers create PC memory chip that makes intelligent decisions

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have developed a working unit of a memory circuit that has existed in theory for 37 years, which could ultimately replace RAM and make computers more intelligent by tracking data

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Agam Shah

The fastest Flash Drive on the planet

Corsair claims its new 16GB high-performance "GT" Flash Voyager is the fastest USB flash drive made. Although this is a bold claim, my tests showed it's not marketing hype. But there are caveats,

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Lucas Mearian